Race Up The Bruce

Course 1

Race up the Bruce

Port Elgin to Owen Sound


Summer Voyages on TS Playfair and STV Pathfinder are the core of our program and provide an experience unlike any other. You will be an active member of the crew and live, eat and sleep onboard our Tall Ship. By the end of a voyage, you will know the fundamentals of how to sail a Tall Ship and be certified as a Brigs ‘Lead Hand’. But it’s not all sailing! Activities during your voyage will include swimming, singing, campfires and exploring ports and anchorages throughout the Great Lakes.

Voyage Details


June 29 - July 5


Port Elgin, ON


Owen Sound, ON


$1,170.00 + HST

Trip Description

Hop onboard in the beautiful beach town of Port Elgin. Learn the ropes and find your sea legs as you sail north towards the summer cruising grounds of Georgian Bay. Sail around the top of the Bruce Peninsula, through the famous Flowerpot Islands, and explore the bays and inlets of Manitoulin Island before sailing southwards to Owen Sound.

Experience the challenge of learning to sail a tall ship, and then kick back to enjoy swimming in the beautiful remote areas you have sailed to.


Join us as a Trainee 

As a Trainee, no previous experience is required - the youth officers of TS Playfair will teach you everything you need to know.

There are three requirements to join summer youth courses:

We also recommend all trainees and parents review the FAQs and the Pre-Voyage Training to prepare themselves with what to expect on their voyage! 


Please note the following:

Cost is per trainee in Canadian dollars ($CAD) and does not include HST. A $400 booking deposit is required at registration.

Course itineraries are approximate and subject to change according to schedule and weather conditions. The route on the map shown is only an example.

For all voyages, participants can either be dropped at the Hamilton office on the day of departure for a shuttle to the vessel or can be dropped directly at the departure port no later than 1pm. The fee to take the shuttle is $50 each way, and can be added during the booking process.

Brigs is committed to ensuring that all youth have equitable access to our sail training programs through our Pathfinder Access Fund. If you require financial assistance, please let us know when you register.

All bookings are subject to our refund and cancellation policy

All trainees must abide by the Code of Conduct.

Interested in booking a spot on this trip? Click below!